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11/11/2014 07:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Plant Sitter Loves Plant More Than You Love Your Children (PHOTOS)

Eric Freeman

Sure, if you ask your co-worker to watch your plant while you’re gone, he’ll probably manage to water it every day. You hope.

But who’s going to show your beloved plant the devotion and care it really deserves? Who’s going to fertilize not only your plant's roots, but also its soul?

If your co-worker is Eric Freeman, have no fear.

“Co-worker asked me to watch her plant while she was out for the week," the 24-year-old posted on Reddit Monday. "Here’s what happened."

The photos that follow show Freeman and the philodendron cavorting on a playground, chilling at the park, and going on a terrifying car ride:

(story continues after photographic evidence of world’s best plant-sitter)

All photos courtesy of Eric Freeman. "Lion King" photoshop credit: Ryan Brooks.

Freeman, who works at an IT company in Augusta, Georgia, told The Huffington Post he got the idea for a photo series shortly after his coworker asked him to watch her office plant last week.

“I thought, I’ll take a couple of stupid pictures. She’ll roll her eyes and laugh, whatever,” Freeman said.

However, the botanical bond proved too strong a force for Freeman to stop with just "a couple," and soon — with the help of his other co-workers — the catalog of man-plant camaraderie grew into the 23-photo collection seen above.

In response to unsubstantiated allegations that his superb plant care was merely a ploy to win the affections of his colleague, Freeman declined to comment.

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